Popcorn New Writing Award 2021

Set up in 2019 by Popcorn Group, the Popcorn Writing Award celebrates fearless work which playfully and artistically questions and addresses current affairs, societal trends and contributes positively to public debate.

The award champions brave and imaginative writing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. It is the only award of its kind, awarding a prize fund of £6,000 and a guaranteed slot at one of the partnering venues. Popcorn partners with Assembly, Gilded Balloon, Pleasance, Summerhall, Traverse and the Underbelly.

Each year Popcorn puts together a committee which select the winners from our shortlist to award the prizes. Due to the uncertainty surrounding this year’s Edinburgh Festival, the award shall work slightly differently for 2021.


10AM, 28TH JUNE 2021


  • A new piece of writing (only been performed once before) of at least approx 50 mins playing time.
  • Written by a writer, or presented by a company, who have been programmed by one of the above venues at the fringe after and including Edinburgh Fringe 2015.


Find out more including about this years panel by visiting www.popcorngroup.co.uk

Published on:
28 Apr 2021
Opportunity deadline:
28 Jun 2021


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